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Astral — calculate sunrise, sunset, moon phases, golden / blue hour with Python

Now that I have taken a closer look at astral, I really like it, I must say. So far, I have been able to get the data for sunrise and sunset online. But since the calculations with Astral hardly differ from the online results, I prefer an offline solution. I would like to emphasize again…

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Ubuntu 20.04 LTS — Install and Setup on Raspberry Pi (+Desktop)

Canonical has officially certified Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa for the Raspberry Pi, I want to know more about it. Let’s install the Linux distribution on the Pi and see how well it works. First of all you need to know that Ubuntu 20.04 is only available for the Raspberry Pi versions 2, 3 and…

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PIA (Private Internet Access) VPN: WireGuard in all Apps

The VPN provider PIA (very nice client)* (Private Internet Access) has activated and rolled out the VPN protocol WireGuard in all its apps. You can now use it on Linux, Android, Windows, macOS and iOS. WireGuard is faster, but has pitfalls if the provider does not implement additional privacy and anonymity protection. PIA has done…

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NordLynx: NordVPN introduces WireGuard for all apps (also Android / Windows)

If you follow the world of VPNs closely, know the VPN protocol WireGuard. It is lightweight and very fast. Maybe you are also familiar with NordLynx. This is the WireGuard implementation of NordVPN (big discounts NOW)*, which was previously only available for the Linux client. The good thing is that NordVPN also offers the slim…

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curl: send messages from the Raspberry Pi (Linux) to Kodi

Getting notifications in case of an event is not really a big deal these days. Most people have smartphones and use them to get messages. There are also several ways you can have your Raspberry Pi send a message to your smartphone. This works very well via Python (Pushover / Apprise), Slack but also email.…

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Best VPN for home office — depends on the use case

Many people currently work in the home office and may not be protected by the company’s security measures. The perfect protection does not exist. In IT security, we try to use as many layers of protection as possible so that attackers and cyber criminals have as much trouble as possible. You also want to prevent…

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Coronavirus — beware of malware — better make own update ticker #MonthOfMaking

Not a day goes by that I don’t get a newsletter with warnings about malware related to the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which causes the lung disease COVID-19, but everyone should be aware of that by now. Cybercriminals are taking advantage, and that too is well known. Especially coronavirus tickers with malware are on the rise. The…

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus): Live ticker with Sense HAT #MonthOfMaking

Because of two current events this is my contribution to the Coronavirus COVID-19 and the #MonthOfMaking from the Raspberry Pi Foundation. If you can kill two birds with one stone, then you should do it, right? Since we are all doomed anyway, it’s better to publish the article as soon as possible. Soon nobody will…

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Paris Saint-Germain vs Borussia Dortmund live on free TV — it’s possible!

Most viewers all over the world can’t watch the UEFA Champions League on Free TV but the Swiss have much more luck. At least SRF still broadcasts a match on Wednesday. SRF calls it the top match, but in the round of last sixteen it’s a tough call. The other Wednesday game would be Liverpool…

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Sunrise / Sunset switch Raspberry Pi with Python

After I rediscovered my PiFace Digital, I wanted to play with it a bit. I thought that I could switch a night light with one of the relays. But I didn’t want to estimate roughly when it is dark, I wanted to orientate by the current sunrise and sunset. Of course, it doesn’t matter what…